Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Alchemy Tried in the Fire

Using, as their guide, the previously misunderstood interactions between Robert Boyle, widely known as 'the father of chemistry', and George Starkey, an alchemist and the most prominent American scientific writer before Benjamin Franklin as their guide, Newman and Principe reveal the hitherto hidden laboratory operations of a famous alchemist and argue that many of the principles and practices characteristic of modern chemistry derive from alchemy.

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